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GEO 356S GEO 356S. Ins and Outs of Subduction Zones. 3 Hours.

Explore an overview of subduction zones, including sites of lithospheric scale recycling, critical to understanding the chemical evolution of the Earth's crust and mantle, volcanism, earthquakes, and orogenesis. Includes the thermal and seismic structure of subduction zones, volatile and geochemical cycling, seismicity, mantle wedge dynamics, and volcanism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Geological Sciences 356S and 371T (Topic: Ins & Outs of Subduction Zones) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.